Meet our team
CEO & FOUNDER
The inspirer of TinkerList, Erik Hauters, has over 15 years of experience as a television director of talk shows, music show, panel shows, and game shows. His first-hand observations of frustrations of editors, directors and producers gave way to TinkerList, an online unified platform to support creative television makers.
Time and time again, I saw writers and producers copy paste content, and waste their energy on tedious jobs. As a director, I was left with scripts that were not the most recent version, videos in the wrong codecs, and images that were dispersed all over the place. So I envisioned one environment, in which all participants of the editorial team (editors, copywriters, graphic designers,…) and the production crew (director, producer, technical operators,..) can collaboratively create and adapt content during all stages of the television production process.
Brendan is our finance geek taking care of all matters related to finance, legal and operations. He’s been part of the TinkerList journey from the very start. First as a business coach under imec.istart, then as a freelancer advisor and now as our full-time CFO. Brendan is passionate about innovation and addicted to numbers. In his free time, he loves to wine and dine with family and friends. Always up for a ball game challenge!
COO & Co-founder
Kurt is our ever enthusiastic sales director and business guru. Kurt studied industrial design and worked several years as a designer until he was ready for his own adventures. He moved to France and started his own architectural firm from scratch. For 5 years he was CEO, leading a creative team and taking care of the business development. In 2015 he joined forces with Erik in order to bring TinkerList to the international scene.
Vero Vanden Abeele
UX Director & Co-founder
Vero has been teaching and practicing the art of User Experience design, for over 15 years, as a professor of human‐computer interaction at the University of Leuven (Belgium). She is an expert on the field of usability and user interfaces. As Erik’s sparring -and real life- partner she ensures that UX is no mere gimmick, but remains at the forefront of TinkerList. Vero advises our team of designers and developers and sees to it that the user always comes first.
HR & Finance
Growth & Success
Head of Business Development
Aaron is crazy about the customer: always on the look-out for a win-win. As our Business Development Manager, he combines 7+ years of sales & marketing experience and an MBA, in order to help us grow in the right direction. He’s a game-show nut, a book-lover and a TV-addict. Favourite quiz: University Challenge.
Head of customer happiness
Glenn is a Customer Happiness Specialist with more than 10 years of experience in various customer service related roles. He’s always ready to help and can do this in multiple languages. He is always on the look for a perfect solution and ways to improve existing situations. A passion for travel and new adventures got him to discover multiple countries over the past few years. In his free time he likes paddle boarding and working in his vegetable garden.
Head of Marketing
Jurgen is all about growth. As a product marketing manager with over 7 years of experience, he is capable of turning a marketing strategy into reality. Jurgen thrives on managing marketing machines, creating positive results and growing businesses. He’s passionate about technology, history, geopolitics and gaming but not in a specific order. Oh and let’s not forget he’s a full-time cat-dad of his furry kids Loko and Mima.
Business Development Executive
Andrei is a real sales and lead generation guru and has a weakness for working in startup marketing agencies. Just like TinkerList is the ‘Swiss Army knife’ of live television production, Andrei is the Swiss Army knife of digital marketing and cold email outreach, able to mold into a multitude of roles. Andrei also loves going on day-long hikes, running adventure park courses and is a dog whisperer (secretly). He’ll also cook a mean burger, too.
Business Development Executive
Andrew has been in sales for almost 5 years with a background in customer service, starting out in an electrical retailer in Ireland. Moved from Ireland to Amsterdam in 2019 when he was 20 years old. He’s a huge football fan, watching and playing since he was a kid.
Customer Happiness Specialist
In her work experience, Camille has always been focused on the customer’s wellbeing. She is always on board to welcome new customers and help in any way she can. Her main focus is the happiness of our loyal customers. Passionate about human sciences, she loves to put herself in other people’s shoes to understand them even better. Favourite hobbies? Hiking with her two lovely dogs and reading every book that she can put her hands on.
Building strong relationships with clients is of high importance for Flogen. He approaches each new challenge with a positive, can-do attitude, and is always looking for ways to improve processes and streamline the customer experience. His engineering background brings a unique combination of technical knowledge and sales expertise to his Account Executive role. In addition, Flogen is also a passionate foodie who enjoys cooking, but mostly eating! He loves to experiment with new recipes and ingredients and is always on the lookout for new and exciting flavors to try.
Kate has an eye for everything creative and marketing related. Although new to the field, she has a strong interest for media and digital communications. Always seeking new knowledge, Kate will never turn her back on learning something new – whether that’s a new designing tool or a social media life-hack. Kate is interested in photo- and videography, traveling, and reading. She loved cats, good coffee, and staying on top of media trends.
Research & Development
Head of UX design
Argyro is a UI/UX designer educated as an HCI engineer. Her mission is to create intuitive user experiences, drawing on results from user research, workflow analysis and data. Argyro values the importance of a comprehensive design system, with established design patterns. On her free time, loves to spend time with her family and friends, and is up for any creative activity.
Márcio de Sousa
Lead Software Engineer
Stijn de Moffarts
Stijn is based in Leuven but has lived in Bangkok for 3 years. As our product manager, Stijn oversees the development of the new platform and makes sure the development team works in an ‘agile’ iterative way. He’s the bridge between the business stakeholders, UX designers and the development team.
Adriano dos Santos
Sr. Backend Developer
Adriano started his career as a full-stack developer in 2009, where he followed and grew along with the internet and its technologies, working on several projects in the most varied areas. Brazilian, Portuguese by adoption, christian, married, drummer, lover of animal life, lives 99% of life with jokes and humor and is passionate about humanitarian causes around the world.
Sr. Frontend developer
Alexis is a frontend developer with a great passion for coding. With almost 9 years of experience he likes every aspect of the development world, learning new skills when the opportunity comes and trying to find new fun challenges. He enjoys long bike rides over the weekend, the suffering of doing CrossFit on the week days and sporadic guitar player. Cannot do anything without music, what is the point of not having creating memories with a song in the background anyway?
Carlos Melero Vilches
Carlos is a frontend developer that loves creating visual interfaces and thinking about how final users may interact with them. In his personal life, he’s tried many different hobbies, but the ones that stick the most are sports, playing video games and cooking.
He also listens a lot to Japanese music, so if you’re looking for an unusual topic of conversation with him, that may be the one.
Dóra used to work in HR but found her passion in frontend development for over 5 years now. She loves problem-solving, writing clean and efficient code and being part of a great team.
Dóra lives in the Hungarian capital Budapest and spends most of her free time with creative projects like portrait drawing or block-printing while listening to indie rock music non-stop.
Gabriel is a frontend developer that worked most of his professional time as a full-stack developer and always searches for the most adequate and durable solution when facing an issue, he believes that communication is the key for good teamwork. A Brazilian who loves music, sports and the culture of his hometown.
SR. Backend developer
Brazilian and happy by nature, Gregori has been working for almost a decade as a backend developer, and during this time his love for development has been growing more and more. Although always in search for new technologies and better ways to do what he does, he never leaved aside the PHP language, the apple of his eyes.
Sr. Frontend developer
Kacper is a software engineer with over 10 years of experience in web development. He is extremely passionate about technology and design. He is currently focusing on the frontend, but in the past, he was involved in backend and architecture-related projects as well.
In his free time, Kacper enjoys photography, badminton, and shredding down slopes on his snowboard!
Product UI/UX Designer
Moe is an architect turned UX designer, specialized in creating meaningful designs and experiences tailored for humans (mostly). His multidisciplinary background and coding know-how allow him to communicate effectively and coordinate with different teams. In his free time, Moe is a guitarist, painter, and a student of languages.
If missing, you can always find Sebastiaan somewhere near a 3D printer or lasercutter making another unnecessary trinket.
TinkerList has indirectly received funding from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme through the STADIEM project (Grant Agreement 957321).
STADIEM with its piloting and acceleration programme, brings together start-ups, scale-ups, investors and media organisations.
Smart Hub – Vlaams Brabant Hub
Smart Hub Flemish Brabant stimulates innovation, promotes cooperation between companies and knowledge institutions and attracts (foreign) investments, in the 5 innovative clusters of the Flemish Brabant knowledge region.
Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship is the contact point for entrepreneurs in Flanders. Vlaio encourages and supports innovation and entrepreneurship, and contributes to a favourable business climate. By being a one-stop-shop, Vlaio builds a bridge towards stronger entrepreneurship.